The Internet Will Be the Death of Us: It casts rogue grievances as legitimate obsessions and gives prejudices the shimmer of ideals.

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 31/10/2018 21:35

Nora Ephron once wrote a brilliant essay about the trajectory of her and many other people’s infatuations with email, from the thrill of discovering this speedy new way of keeping in touch to the hell of not being able to turn it off.

I’ve come to feel that way about the whole of the internet.

What a glittering dream of expanded knowledge and enhanced connection it was at the start. What a nightmare of manipulated biases and metastasized hate it has turned into.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/internet-violence-hate-prejudice.html

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